Whittington's College, College Hill, City of London: study of the entrance portals

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RIBApix ref no RIBA35287
Artist/PhotographerCockerell, Charles Robert (1788-1863)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1600
Image Date1830
Library ReferenceSD126/8
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This sketch is one of a number of preliminary studies of English Baroque architecture made by Charles Cockerell in preparation for his watercolour composition 'A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren' (1838). It was formerly part of an album of drawings entitled 'Ichnographia Publica', compiled by Cockerell from 1825 as a private 'scrapbook' containing his measured drawings, notes and studies relating to the architecture of public buildings. The bracketed numbers which accompany many of the sketches refer to the numbered 'key' to the engraved version of 'A Tribute to Sir Christopher Wren'. Sir Richard 'Dick' Whittington first became Lord Mayor of London in 1398 and Whittington College was set up in his name in the early 15th century. The college (or hospital) was attached to the church of St Michael Paternoster Royal and served as an almshouse for the poor.

Subject tags

windows, doors, decorative stonework, old people's homes, almshouses